WhoScored have named a worst Premiership starting XI based on statistics supplied by Opta, and Routledge has made the team with a very poor 6.2/10 match average. The study applies only for players that have played over 900 minutes in the top-flight in 2015/16.
Statistics aren’t everything in football and Routledge has had some good games for the Swans. However, the 31-year-old has made 19 appearances this season, but hasn’t managed a single goal or a single assist. Also, averages of 0.6 shots, 0.8 key passes and 0.7 dribbles per game don’t look good at all for the Englishman. Plus, Swansea’s number 15 averages just a 77.2% pass completion rate.
Swansea’s statically best player this campaign has been Ashley Williams, who scored an average 7.2/10 match rating. Andre Ayew is just below the skipper, with a rating of 7.0/10.